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    The Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has been the home of the Corvette since 1981. In 2017, the plant underwent major renovations and has since been closed to public tours. Several public presentations by plant representatives over the past year have provided the content for this video. The compilation of photos and video clips has been organized in what I believe to be a logical order of plant operations. I am optimistic that plant tours will resume by mid-2019, but hopefully this video will provide a glimpse into what the newly retooled assembly process looks like.

    Last edited by jagamajajaran; 11-22-2018, 11:26 AM.

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    Thanks Jeremy! Great video.

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    • #3
      Thats great!. Skilled workers and lots of robotics and technology. I like the vertical strap at the 3.56 mark on the parts container that says "TO BUILD THE THOROUGHBRED OF SPORTS CARS". Also the words "DREAM BUILDER" on the front of a workers tee shirts.

      Didn't see any C8s coming off the assembly line but maybe next time.

      Thanks Jag.
      Last edited by Boomer; 11-22-2018, 09:11 AM.

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      • #4
        I think I've watched every available C8 build video now so that was interesting. I'd prefer to see all workers in Corvette wear.

        Now for the elephant in the room. Nearly all of the workers are not fit. Sorry but it's true

        No go look at a Porsche assembly video. Smartly dressed and fit workers.
        Last edited by John; 11-22-2018, 10:30 AM.

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        • #5
          When I have talked with BGA workers, and as I had 32 tours during the C7 period alone, I was/am impressed by their positive nature, how welcoming they are, their having fun talking among themselves and us tour members while they perform their tasks.

          I never noticed what they looked like before the above comment; noticed how well they performed their tasks (my paramount issue).

          I too would like to see them all in a Corvette-worker “uniform,” as we see among Ferrari, Porsche, and so many other top competitors plant videos.

          Last edited by John; 11-22-2018, 10:33 AM.
          Some many questions about the ME right now; so few concrete answers yet!

          Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A ME C8 Corvette is coming next.

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          • #6
            Jeremy, this is such an outstanding compolialtion, so informational and helpful to us all, for our understanding what is happening, and been happening, since November 1st, with our not being able to get inside the Plant and see the current processes.

            Already I have stickied this thread, and made it one of our “featured sliders.”

            Thank you jagamajajaran!
            Last edited by John; 11-22-2018, 10:43 AM.
            Some many questions about the ME right now; so few concrete answers yet!

            Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A ME C8 Corvette is coming next.

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            • #7
              This is part of my viewing schedule in the next hour. I have been having withdrawals from not being inside the Plant. This will be a good interim fix until our “privileges” return. Thank you very much.
              Last edited by Shadow; 11-22-2018, 12:36 PM.
              Looking forward to our ME arriving.

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              • #8
                Thanks, friends!

                Here are assembly line worker improvements that I know of since Kai Spande took the reins as plant manager...

                1) Mutilation Policy - no rings or other jewelry that could damage the car, belt buckles covered or removed, etc.

                2) Protective Eye Wear - everyone in the assembly areas must wear protective eye wear.

                3) Dress Policies - while they are not uniformed yet, there are places on the line where employees have to wear certain dress items like smocks, etc.

                None of these were in place before Kai.

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                • #9
                  Thank you so much for putting that together for us. I love the video, jjust finished watching it.

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                  • #10
                    You're welcome!

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                    • #11
                      Jeremy, i just finished watching it for the third time, each time learning more. You put it together so excellently, that for the first time, i have a feel what a plant tour would actually be like. Love the music, and the little “information brackets” you have included within it.

                      An A+ job!!!!
                      Some many questions about the ME right now; so few concrete answers yet!

                      Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A ME C8 Corvette is coming next.

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                      • #12
                        I notice Jeremy that you are thinking not until mid-2019 for Plant tours to resume. I think you are correct in this, though that would make the BASH a touch less than super. However, we will be seeing the mid engine C8 there, so all will be excited to attend.

                        We will again be efinitely driving 2,500 miles each way to again return to the BASH.

                        Please GM, have the Plant open for public tours for those of us arriving in BG at the end of the 2019 National Corvette Caravan (August 28, 2019).

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                        Last edited by John; 11-22-2018, 01:51 PM.
                        Some many questions about the ME right now; so few concrete answers yet!

                        Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A ME C8 Corvette is coming next.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jagamajajaran View Post
                          3) Dress Policies - while they are not uniformed yet...
                          I went to the Corvette Museum website to get one of those "DREAM BUILDER" tee shirts but its not among the many they offer. Guess you gotta work there to have one of those.

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                          • #14
                            Or you could go to your local T shirt shop and have them make you one. And if you go in with a ME rendering that is in a jpeg form on your computer, bet you could be the first in your town to have one of those too.
                            Some many questions about the ME right now; so few concrete answers yet!

                            Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. A ME C8 Corvette is coming next.

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                            • #15
                              Thank you, John!

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